A mother’s note to her sons on Mothers Day

Reflections on raising two teen boys, the fears, the joys By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times My dearest sons, Even though everyday is a joy with you little cherubs, I wanted to take the opportunity to tell you just how much you have changed my life for the better. The funny thing about parenthood (that no one tells you in advance) is how hard it is, ALL THE TIME. Not necessarily hard in...

Super Six: Mother’s Day edition

A little early list of hints of what to buy (or ask for) By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times Ladies, in order to give the hubbies out there PLENTY of time to get shopping for Mother’s Day, I am doing my Sunday Super Six a little bit early. (See? I’m smarter than I look, sometimes.) I loooooove to share what is on my wishlist and this week’s selections are MUSTHAVES, I promise: 1. “Qwerty”,...

Inside the tailgating competition at Willowdale

English Country Afternoon theme offers stunning displays By Cathy Branciaroli, Special To The Times First place winners Jennifer and Jonathan Bordelon’s display featured hearty food and a place to lounge at the end of the hunt, during Sunday’s Willowdale Steeplechase tailgating competition. EAST MARLBOROUGH — Tailgating has been a part of the Willowdale Steeplechase tradition since...

A special poem in honor of Mothers Day

A happy Mothers Day to all! By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times Editor’s Note: Our Kelly Hockenberry takes a break from her usual prose style and shares her obvious skills as a poet and this week, diverts a bit from her usual column in honor of Mothers Day. To all of the the moms out there — especially those nearest and dearest to The Times family, we wish a very happy Mothers...

Lessons learned from mom

Words of wisdom from my mom end up coming out of my mouth… By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times Mothering is part instinct, part learned behavior.  This much we know is true.  I have, on countless occasions, become so much like MY mother, we are almost indistinguishable.  It doesn’t help that we walk, talk and look the same.  Now, I find myself repeating verbatim her words of wisdom...

Some lasting gifts for Mothers Day

Flowers, breakfast in bed are nice, but fashion is forever By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, UnionvilleTimes.com Aaaaah, Mother’s Day.  The sun is shining, the birds are chirping.  You are trying to relax. As you read this, do you smell burnt toast wafting from the kitchen?  Can you hear the clanging of 40 (or so) pots and pans being thrown into the sink (heaven forbid loaded into the dishwasher...

Willowdale: an event to dress for

While some are there for the horses, many come to make fashion statements By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, UnionvilleTimes.com I have always loved the fanciness of the Kentucky Derby.  While I have never had the occasion to attend, lucky for us, Unionville, PA is located in the heart of horse country, as well!  Rolling hills and Ireland green pastures provide a picture perfect backdrop for the annual...